5 Cheesy & Awesome Holiday Things to do in Denver

Can’t beat the holidays? That’s cool – join ’em. Why not? Tons of holiday events around Denver are *FREE* and actually quite delightful. Attending them can lift your spirits and get you back to that kiddie Christmas-like feeling you had when first watching Miracle on 34th Street.

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Don’t be a grinch – get out there and get in the spirit with these super fun activities for you, your friends, and family to all enjoy.

Here’s 5 totally cheesy and totally rad things to do to get into the Christmas Spirit in Denver, Colorado. Did we mention they’re free?… Continue reading

Tuba Christmas 2013

After brunch at Osteria Marco yesterday, hundreds gathered in Skyline Park downtown to watch tuba players from across the country to play Christmas carols. Ranging in age from 6 to 90 years old, and with a variety of tubas, the group played for an hour. Not only was there beautiful music, singing broke out through the crowd as well. We can’t wait for next year! What a great way to join the community in getting ready for Christmas.

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Steven and Kirsten at Tuba Christmas, 2013. Credit: Scott, Dec 2013

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Hundreds gathered in Skyline Park in downtown Denver. Credit: Steve Mercer, Dec 2013

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Denver Christkindl Holiday Market Visit

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Ornaments created by a local Denver vendor. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

If you haven’t been, check out the amazing items at the Christkindl Market in downtown Denver. From ornaments, hats, treats, to authentic coo coo clocks – the market has everything, and from what we saw, at a great price. The vendors are friendly and helpful with crossing people off of your “To buy for” list.

Not quite down with the shopping? No problem – check out the performances, mulled wine, and beer located in the white tent! On your way to the tent, authentic German food for sale line both sides – get a bite to eat and enjoy great Christmas performances while warming up.

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Performances located in the tent – sweet accordion players! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

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Inside the tent – many gathered to join in the festivities and watch the performances. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2013

Make sure you visit the Denver Christkindl Market before the season’s over – help yourself to a mulled wine and get in the spirit! We’ll see you there.

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Denver Mile High Holidays – LIGHTS, LIGHTS, and MORE LIGHTS!

Halloween’s over, which means the holidays are upon us. I know, I know – I’m early… don’t rush it. Whatever. I love the holiday season! They provide some of the best times of the year. There’s nothing like gathering with friends and family to celebrate new beginnings and holiday cheer.

To get in the spirit, I’ve scoped out the festive events of Denver Mile High Holidays. Man, does Denver love LIGHTS! Here are a few events where you can go scope out the spectacular lights this season:

Downtown Denver Grand Illumination – Nov 29 – Dec 31, 2013

On November 29th at 6 pm, Denver’s Grand Illumination event kicks off, lighting up downtown from Union Station to the City and County Building. Lights will be available and displayed nightly until the end of December. The initial lighting event on November 29th is a free event, and a great way to see this beautiful city aglow with the holiday spirit. This is a free, all ages event.

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Photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens – if this doesn’t look magical, there’s something wrong with you.

Blossoms of Light – Nov 29 – Jan 1, 2014

Need even MORE lights to get you in the spirit? No problem – check out the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Blossoms of Light. Beginning Nov 29th, over one-million lights will colorfully drape the gardens, in addition to synchronized lights dancing along with favorite holiday tunes. Hot drinks and snacks will be available at this all ages event. Ticketing prices are as follows:

Non-Peak Admission Nov. 29 – Dec. 12:
$10 Adults
$8 Adult Member, Student, Senior (65+), Military
$7 Child (ages 3-12)
$5 Child Member
Free for children 2 and younger
Group of 15 or more: $8 Adults, $5 Children

Peak Admission Dec. 13 – Jan. 1:
$12 Adults
$10 Adult Member, Student, Senior (65+), Military
$9 Child (ages 3-12)
$7 Child Member
Free for children 2 and younger
Group of 15 or more: $10 Adults, $7 Children

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Picture courtesy of Westword’s blog. What an amazing view of the lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Make sure to check out these, and other, amazing holiday events. Denverspeax will make sure to continue to bring you the low down on what’s good this holiday season.

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